Working as a patent attorney requires intense study and dedication. You'll need to complete your education and pass a challenging patent bar exam to become a registered attorney. As a result, many people choose to start out as patent agents, representing patent applicants before the USPTO. The long hours of studying are a significant factor in making the job highly stressful, but if you love intellectual property and want to pursue a rewarding career in patent law, it's definitely worth the hassle.
However, despite their coveted status, trade secrets are easily misappropriated. Most trade secrets are simple bits of information that can be memorized or noted down by others. As a result, trade secrets may be used by competitors or even journalists or bloggers. In such a case, they may lose their status as a trade secret. That's where trade secret protection comes in. But how do you protect your trade secrets?